Friday, June 15, 2012

Acts 24

Paul Before Felix at Caesarea

The High Priest Ananias came down with some elders and accused Paul of stirring up trouble. Paul basically responded saying that he hasn't been stirring up trouble but that he has been simply spreading the word of God. He says that he is really on trial because he has been talking about the resurrection of the dead.

Sounds like a fair summary from both sides. I can't help but feel there is a bunch of subtext I am just missing.

Paul Kept in Custody

Felix kept Paul in prison but said that his friends should be allowed to tend to his needs. Felix talked to Paul and was told about the resurrection of Jesus. Felix hoped that Paul would bribe him, but I guess he didn't. Two years went by and Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus who left Paul in prison.

Seems like a long time to be in prison without a proper trial. I can't believe that still happens. :(

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